Stories from the Stage
About This Program
WORLD Channel is launching the brand-new series, Stories from the Stage, which illustrates the power of real stories told by masterful storytellers. Each episode explores the art of storytelling with the introduction of the theme, interviews with the host and each of the three multicultural storytellers talking about their craft, the amazing on-stage performances, and comments and stories from the audience.
The goal of Stories from the Stage is to amplify and multiply the voices of people we normally don’t see on television. The series will be featured on television, digital, social media and a dedicated podcast.
Everyone has a story to share. What's yours? Share your story #storiesfromthestage.
Stories from the Stage is a collaboration of WORLD Channel, WGBH Events, and Massmouth.
Episodes from Season 1
A last dance may be at the end or beginning of something big: Sandi narrowly misses getting cast for Broadway’s A Chorus Line; Mark reluctantly returns home to Kentucky for an extraordinary reunion; and Jean dances his way out of a death sentence in Haiti. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Last Dance, hosted by Theresa Okokon.
Chance could mean possibilities, risk or opportunity: Rodrigue seeks asylum from the Congo, Korean-American Eson is held at gunpoint in her family’s hardware store and Christine donates a kidney to a stranger. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Chance, hosted by Wes Hazard.
Welcome to the Neighborhood
Neighborhoods are forever in flux: Paloma searches for identity in a Dominican neighborhood; Mark becomes unwelcomed in his community; and Norah discovers great neighbors who teach life lessons. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Welcome to the Neighborhood, hosted by Wes Hazard.
Tickets mean opportunity, but for what? Dan describes being smuggled out as an infant from Mexico; Courtney finds freedom during a trip to Cuba; and a sociology professor confronts his biases on a flight after 9/11. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Tickets, Please!, hosted by Theresa Okokon.